Jul 21, 2011 11:00am EDT
against, well, another reminder of the grim economic reality we're all facing. jon: those new weekly jobless claims just out today came out higher than expected, 418,000 americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits. wendall goler live at the white house right now, explain the president's offer for this short-term extension of the debt ceiling. >> reporter: well, you pretty much had it. the president won't agree to extend the time of the august 2nd deadline for lawmakers to reach a deficit-cutting agreement, but if they agree on a deal, he'll give them a few more days to turn it into legislation and put it on his desk. and the best hope, it appears, for a bipartisan compromise appears to be the so-called gang of six proposal which would trim the deficit about $3 be.7 trillion -- $3.7 trillion. it includes more than a trillion dollars in increased tax revenue, but the president, the white house and some republican members of the gang of six hope they can sell it to house republicans, the vast majority of whom have signed a new no new taxes pledge. >> i don't want to give polit
Jul 21, 2011 8:00am PDT
, hope you're off to a good thursday, i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott, we're here in the fox newsroom, and "happening now," buying time on the debt crisis. the obama administration signaling it is open now to a short-term deal that would raise the debt ceiling. only, though, if congressional leaders can agree on a, quote, significant deficit reduction plan. the short-term deal would give congress time to pass a larger plan and avert possible government default august 2nd, but right now 12 days from that deadline, there is no deal on anything. jenna: ifs and maybes. in the meantime, fox news poll showing 60% of americans would vote against raising the debt limit. the showdown over the future of america's financial security come against, well, another reminder of the grim economic reality we're all facing. jon: those new weekly jobless claims just out today came out higher than expected, 418,000 americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits. wendall goler live at the white house right now, explain the president's offer for this short-term extension of the debt ceiling.
Jul 8, 2011 11:00am EDT
's whole grain in every box. make sure to look for the white check. jon: high noon here on the east coast on this historic friday. hello to you, i'm jon scott. thisthis is "happening now." patti ann: and i'm patti ann brown. happening now, tragedy at the texas rangers ballpark. a fan falls to his death trying to catch a foul ball tossed from the outfield. jon: it happened right in front of thousands of horrified onlookers including the man's young son. chris gutierrez live from dallas. what happened, chris? >> reporter: jon, you know, you've been to baseball games, you know how common it is for baseball players to pick up a ball and just toss it into the stands. well, that's what happened last night in the second inning of the texas rangers baseball game. josh hamilton, an outfielding for the texas rangers, scooped up a foul ball and tossed it to the fans, but that fan overstretched his bounds. he lost his balance, and he plunged head first some 20 feet below, jon. in fact, i'm told that when he landed, the paramedics say initially he was responsive, but he died on his way to the hospital